Nine members of the Hyattsville City Council have submitted legislation proposing that the City adopt an ordinance to designate Hyattsville as a Sanctuary City. There is no single definition of a Sanctuary City, but typically Sanctuary Cities are those that do not participate in immigration enforcement. 

A Public Hearing will be held to provide the community an opportunity to get information, ask questions, and give public comments related to this issue. The hearing is scheduled for March 1, 7:30 p.m., at 4310 Gallatin Street. 

An initial Council discussion on the proposed Ordinance is tentatively scheduled for the Council Meeting on March 20 at 8 p.m. It is anticipated that the Council will take action on the Ordinance in April.

The City is updating our Community Sustainability Plan, and we want input from residents to do so. This fall, City staff will host two series of workshops, in which residents will provide and discuss ideas on how to plan the future of Hyattsville. Simultaneously, residents are invited to use the City's new online community engagement portal, Speak Up HVL, to share and discuss ideas. 

We hope you'll Speak Up and participate in the meetings and/or online. When you do, please also share your ideas on Facebook and invite friends to join the discussion. 

A first series of workshops - Community Visions - were held in September 2016.

The second series of workshops - Community Choices - will take place on the dates below. Both meetings will be the same, so there is no need to attend multiple meetings. 

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016, Doors Open at 6:30 PM, Session Starts at 7:00 PM @ Felegy Elementary School, 6110 Editors Park Drive
  • Saturday, November 5, 2016, Doors Open at 9:30 AM, Session Starts at 10:00 AM @ City Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin Street

 

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Proyecto: 2016 Actualización del Plan de Sostenibilidad para la Comunidad

La ciudad está actualizando el Plan de Sostenibilidad para la Comunidad y queremos el aporte de los residentes para hacerlo. Este otoño, personal de la ciudad alojara dos series de talleres donde los residentes pueden conceder y discutir ideas sobre cómo planificar para el futuro de Hyattsville. Simultáneamente, los residentes están invitados a utilizar el nuevo portal de participación de la comunidad, Speak Up HVL, para compartir y discutir ideas.

Esperamos que usted hablará y participará en las reuniones y / o en línea. Cuando lo haga, por favor, también comparte sus ideas en Facebook e invite a sus amigos a unirse a la discusión.

La primera serie de talleres – Visiones de la Comunidad - se llevo a cabo en Septiembre 2016.

La segunda serie de talleres - Decisiones de la Comunidad - se llevará a cabo en las fechas a continuación. Ambas reuniones serán iguales, así que no hay necesidad de asistir a los dos reuniones.

·         Martes, 1 de Noviembre, 2016, Puertas se abrirán a las 6:30 PM, La sesión empieza a las 7:00 PM @ Felegy Elementary School, 6110 Editors Park Drive

·         Sábado, 5 de Noviembre, 2016, Puertas se abrirán a las 9:30 AM, La sesión empieza a las 10:00 AM @ Edificio Municipal, 4310 Gallatin Street

 

The City held two Community Budget Workshops in November designed to encourage greater public involvement and allow the Council an opportunity to hear from residents before discussing their FY-2019 budget priorities.

The workshops provided an overview of the budget and process, as well as a review of the 2017 Speak Up HVL: Community Sustainability Plan Meetings. Residents were asked to prioritize near and mid-term initiatives from the Sustainability Plan, and had the opportunity to provide additional budget initiatives outside of the plan.  

For those that were unable to attend the meetings in person, the City has designed the Community Budget Priorities Survey. The survey allows residents to select up to three budget priorities from the initiatives discussed at the workshops. 

Additional budget initiatives may be posted and voted on in the Community Budget Priorities Forum

Electronic copies of the Community Budget Workshop Presentation and Speak Up HVL: 2017 - 2021 Community Sustainability Plan are attached to this project for your reference.

The Council will discuss their budget priorities during meetings on December 11 and January 17. The survey and forum will be open until January 10.

If you have additional feedback on the FY-2019 budget, please contact the City at (301) 985-5000 or email budget@hyattsville.org. 

 

 

The City of Hyattsville is launching a study to develop the Hyattsville Transportation Plan. This plan will help the City improve existing transportation infrastructure, carry out new projects, and determine priorities for the next 20 years. The planning process should be complete in early 2018. 

We want to hear from you! There continue to be many opportunities for public input, including community meetings and other events.

Are you tech savvy? You can provide input on current transportation issues at http://wikimapping.net/wikimap/HyattsvilleTMP.html.

Prefer to talk in person? Swing by the City Building (4310 Gallatin Street) on Tuesdays (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) and Thursdays (12 p.m. - 4 p.m.) until November 17 to share your transportation-related concerns and aspirations with project staff.

For more information, please contact Project Manager Hal Metzler at hmetzler@hyattsville.org

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La Ciudad de Hyattsville está lanzando un estudio para ayudar a desarrollar el Plan de Transportación de Hyattsville. Este plan ayudará a la Ciudad en mejorar la infraestructura de transportación ya existente, realizar nuevos proyectos y determinar prioridades para los próximos 20 años.

¡Queremos su opinión! Todavía hay muchas oportunidades para compartirlo, incluyendo reuniones comunitarias y otros eventos.

¿Le gusta la tecnología? Se puede dar comentarios en asuntos de transportación vigentes en http://wikimapping.net/wikimap/HyattsvilleTMP.html

¿Prefiere hablar con alguien en persona? Pase por el Edificio Municipal (4310 Calle Gallatin) los martes (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) y jueves (12 p.m. - 4 p.m.) hasta el 17 de noviembre para compartir sus preocupaciones y sus ideales con empleados trabajando en el proyecto.

Para más información, por favor contacte al Gerente de Proyectos, Hal Metzler, en hmetzler@hyattsville.org.

Each November, Maryland's cities and towns celebrate Municipal Government Works Month to promote resident awareness of and interest in the day-to-day functions of their local government. Hyattsville is taking this opportunity to show you a behind the scenes (BTS) look at what we do for our residents: from legislative initiatives to trash removal and street maintenance and City-wide events and celebrations.

Please participate in the "Get to Know Your Councilmembers" Forums featured on this project to engage with your Councilmembers and the residents within your Wards.   

BONUS: Each week during MGW Month, we will be featuring a municipal department under the "Employee Spotlight." Follow our social media platforms for the BTS look!

Please share your own experiences with your Municipal Government with the hashtag #MGWMonth and tag the City of Hyattsville. Follow us here: 

Facebook: @cityofhyattsville

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Twitter: @HyattsvilleMD